I arrived at the airport 7:45 in the evening. But I had to change my US Dollars to Japanese Yen and get my Japan Railway Pass.
You can buy the JR Pass either online in Manila or in Japan. In Manila, you can go directly to the JR website or Klook. Within a week, it will be delivered to you by Federal Express. It is a lot cheaper buying in Manila online (14,800) than buying it in Japan (34,000 yen).
After being lost for almost an hour, I was able to find my stay for the night.
Osaka and Kyoto
And there are various places in Japan to see that annual event. But since I was in Osaka, the best and the most convenient place is to go to JR Sakuranomiya Station.
After the shopping ended, I went home with a big smile and an empty pocket and a stressed credit card.
This was the longest, most tiring and stressed day in Japan!
BUT was also the BEST DAY, a very fun-filled and adventurous day!
From Kyoto, again I boarded the Shinkansen to Shin-Fuji (without the JR Pass, life will be very miserable for me and expensive!)
Arriving in Shin-Fuji, I went to the Tourist Information and learned that there is a 2-Day pass for only 2,500 yen. I bought it and boarded the bus ride to Lake Kawaguchi.
After 15 minutes, we passed Fujinomiya City. From this spot, you can already see Mt. Fuji! But the goal that day is to reach Lake Kawaguchi. The best place to see Mt. Fuji! There are numerous lakes along the way so be very ready with your camera or cellular phones.